Guests

Congratulations to Paolo and Cherie!

Hey look! Our two pro GoHs are serious award-winners! This weekend Paolo Bacigalupi won (in a TIE) the Hugo for Best Novel with his debut novel The Wind-Up Girl, which also previously won the Locus for Best First Novel and the Nebula for Best Novel. And as a quick reminder, Cherie Priest won the Locus Best SF Novel for Boneshaker, as well as being nominated for the Hugo and the Nebula!

Featured Performer: Tom Smith

Tom Smith has been praised by such diverse folk as Lois McMaster Bujold, Larry Niven, Christine Lavin, Peter B. Gillis, and Dr. Demento. He has eighteen albums so far, and plans several more over the next few years. He has won fourteen Pegasus Awards for Excellence in Filking, written songs for video and movies, and has more projects right now than he actually has time to do, which apparently won't stop him.

Fan GoH - Lisa Garrison-Ragsdale

Lisa Garrison Ragsdale has been active in fandom for more than a decade. Although she has a long list of accomplishments, she approaches life with a delight in discovery that gives her the aura of someone who is new to everything she comes to.

Pro GoH - Paolo Bacigalupi

Paolo Bacigalupi's writing has appeared in High Country News, Salon.com, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. His short fiction been anthologized in various "Year's Best" collections of short science fiction and fantasy, nominated for two Nebula and four Hugo Awards, and won the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for best sf short story of the year.

Subterranean Press Special Guest - Peter V. Brett

The first non-school book without pictures Peat ever read was The Hobbit. Around the same time, his older brother left a copy of X-men #162 lying around. These two seemingly random events would shape the course of his life to come.

Pro GoH - Cherie Priest

Cherie Priest is the author of seven novels, most recently the steampunk pulp adventure Boneshaker. Boneshaker was nominated for both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award; it was a PNBA Award winner, and a Locus Award finalist.

Science GoH - Aubrey de Grey

We are happy to announce Dr. Aubrey de Grey has accepted as our Science GoH for Confusion 2011.

Dr. Aubrey de Grey is a biomedical gerontologist based in Cambridge, UK, and is the Chief Science Officer of SENS Foundation, a California-based charity dedicated to combating the aging process. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Rejuvenation Research, the world's highest-impact peer-reviewed journal focused on intervention in aging.

Guests of Honor


Paolo Bacigalupi

Pro Guest of Honor

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